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  • Home Design and Build Inspiration

    25 Jul 2017

    Heating options for new builds

    How you heat your home needs to be considered in the design stage. This week on the blog, we discuss home heating options with an extreme conditions expert.

    Filed under: Building my home Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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  • Home Knockdown and Rebuild

    03 Jul 2017

    Same Site, New Home

    As good homes in desirable areas get harder to come by, more and more people are opting to wipe the slate clean on their existing section, and start again with the David Reid Homes Knock Down & Rebuild service.

    Filed under: Building my home Rebuilding

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    15 Jun 2017

    High Quality New Builds Remain Priority Amid Changing Landscape

    During recent years, much has changed within the landscape of New Zealand’s original David Reid Homes franchise. David Reid Homes Canterbury was established some 24 years ago, and the 2011 earthquake changed the region in ways it hadn’t been changed before. We caught up with franchise director Chris Swann, and general manager Chris Solly about their work.

    Filed under: Building my home Lifestyle New Home Designs

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    25 May 2017

    Bold Statements with New Bathrooms

    In recent new-build trends, the bathroom has come to be valued as a feature space, rather than the standard service room of generations past. We caught up with Athena Bathrooms' business development manager about what is trending when it comes to the bathroom.

    Filed under: Building my home Lifestyle New Home Designs Planning and Styling

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    16 May 2017

    Catch Up with Long Time DRH Director Martin Wiltshire

    We caught up with David Reid Homes North Shore-Rodney director Martin Wiltshire for some insight into why he loves what he does, and what his franchise can offer clients.

    Filed under: Building my home Choosing my home Lifestyle Planning and Styling

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    04 May 2017

    Building Lifestyle Homes to Suit Your Life

    Planning a home to suit your lifestyle can be a gradual process, one which changes as your family grows, when work commitments change, or when children leave home. With builders across New Zealand, David Reid Homes has designed and built lifestyle homes to meet the needs of people from all walks of life, catering to thousands of different people’s tastes and way of life.

    Filed under: Building my home Choosing my home Lifestyle New Home Designs Planning and Styling

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    26 Apr 2017

    The Evolution of Exterior Joinery

    When it comes to building a home, exterior joinery plays a key role. Not only does it contribute to the functionality and aesthetic of a home, it can significantly determine how energy efficient a building is.

    Filed under: Building my home Planning and Styling Sustainability

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    11 Apr 2017

    Building to Fit with the Landscape

    The latest David Reid Homes Wellington showhome was designed especially for the site it's built on. The new home strikes a perfect balance between style and functionality, fits into its surroundings, and is perfect for year-round entertaining.

    Filed under: Building my home Lifestyle New Home Designs Sustainability

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    13 Mar 2017

    Home Design and Build Trends

    Gable roof-lines are making a come-back on modern homes, while people opt for comfort and energy efficiency in new home design and builds.

    Filed under: Building my home Choosing my home New Home Designs Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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  • Hill Build - Home Design and Build 2

    08 Feb 2017

    Should you buy or build a new home?

    If you are looking at buying a house, whether it is your first home or your fourth, you may be wondering whether you should buy an existing house or build a brand new one. In this article, we look at the pros and cons of buying vs building.

    Filed under: Building my home First home buyers Tips and ideas

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